On Saturday, 12th August 2006, DEJAVATO Team dispatched relief medical team to earthquake area. The team consists of a doctor (Dr. Iwan) and 3 volunteers (Mr. Ketut, Ms. Astri, Ms. Ririn). This time we visited and had medical check up for 2 villages people, Taji Village and Bugisan village, where both villages are also badly damaged because of massive earthquake on 27th May 2006.
DEJAVATO cooperates with State University of Semarang (UNNES) from Public Health Department and Psychology Departmen, and dispatched about 76 students from both departments to earthquake areas. The students were placed in 6 villages with 12 students for each village, and will stay there for about 45 days started on 8th August 2006. Under supervision of Mrs. Maryati (one of senior lecturers from university), the students have main tasks giving therapy healing and reconstruction work. Meanwhile, DEJAVATO supports medical team with medicines.
The first medical service was held in TAJI VILLAGE. During the service, we had 78 patients, and most of them were older people and the rest were kids and babies. The service was held from 10.00 am – 12.30 p.m.
After rest for a while, we moved to BUGISAN VILLAGE about 30 minutes by car close to the famous PRAMBANAN TEMPLE. The medical service in Bugisan Village started 01.30 – 16.30 p.m. From this village we had 85 patients from various ages. But still, most of them were old people. Since it’s already Summer in Indonesia, many of the patients have throat problems (coughing), throat irritation, eyes irritation, lungs problem, skin diseases, injured, and some stomach problems.
While waiting for their parents on medical service, DEJAVATO Team held entertainment program for children. It’s also held to celebrate Indonesia Independence Day on 17th August, we held some games competition for kids inside a tent, like playing kendama, how to use chopsticks, and how to wear Japanese costume, yukata & happi. It is also the way to introduce other culture for children with playing some Japanese’ games, hopefully they will have more knowledge. We also gave some gifts for the winners. Finally the village was full with laugh and happy faces.
On behalf of TAJI & BUGISAN VILLAGERS, DEJAVATO would like to say THANK YOU VERY MUCH for your donation. Again, DEJAVATO still very welcome to receive for any next donation from every body.